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Written by Barry Kowal   
Dec 23, 2019 at 07:15 PM
Hello people,
  we have seventeen (17) birthdays on this date.Eight people involved in the music industry,two politicians,one actor,an ex-wife,a deceased professional American football quarterback,two models,
a gymnast and royalty.
     Let's start with the people involved in the music industry.

1) Born on Monday,January 9,1928 in Polignano a Mare,Italy (Died:August 6,1994 in
Lampedusa,Italy) was a singer,songwriter,actor,guitarist and later in life,a member of the Italian Parliament.He is known for his 1958 international hit song that spent six weeks at #1 on the US billboard Hot 100 and was both Billboard and Cash Box Magazine's #1 song for the entire year of 1958.It was the first song to win a Grammy for "Song Of The Year" in 1959 at the first Grammy Awards.
   It is also only one of four songs in the entire US Billboard Hot 100 chart
history to reach #1 where all the lyrics to the song were not in English.The other
three being:Sukiyaki-Kyu Sakamoto (1963),Domonique-The Singing Nun (1963) and
La Bamba-Los Lobos (1987).

2) Born on Sunday,January 9,1944 in Heston,United Kingdom is a musician,songwriter
and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder
of one of the greatest rock bands ever. During the 1980s and 1990s when many rock
station's in the world counted down the greatest rock songs of all time,a song by
this band recorded ranked at #1.Go to my website and view my Top 6500 of all time
and you will find this song in the Top 10 of All-time

3) Born on Tuesday,January 9,1951 in Paintsville,Kentucky,USA is an American
singer Best known for her 1977 country-pop crossover song,that on my website is
considered Canada's RPM charts #1 song for the entire year of 1977.She had twenty
#1 country songs during the 1970s and 1980s (18 on Billboard and 2 on Cash Box)
with six albums certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
She became the first female artist in country music history to reach platinum sales,
with her 1977 album . Also noted for her nearly floor-length hair,she was voted one
of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine in 1983.She is the
younger sister of the country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn and the singer
Peggy Sue and a distant cousin of singer Patty Loveless.She is a member of the
Grand Ole Opry and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,near Lynn's star.

4) Born on Thursday,January 9,1941 in New York City is a singer,songwriter,musician
and activist.She recorded a song that peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1971.
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5) Born on Monday,January 9,1978 in West Palm Beach,Florida,USA is a singer,songwriter,
actor,dancer and model.He is a member of a vocal group that had three #1 albums on the US
Billboard 200 with one of the albums spending 10 weeks at the summit. 

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6) Born on Monday,January 9,1984 in Boulder,Colorado,USA is a musician,multi-instrumentalist
and songwriter.He is a guitarist for a band that recorded a song that spent 8 weeks
at #1 on the American Top 40 weekly singles chart in late 2007.
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Drew Brown
7) Born on Friday,January 9,1970 in Etterbeek,Belgium is a Canadian-Belgian singer,
songwriter,musician,actress and producer.She has sold over 30 million records worldwide
as of 2021 and is one of the best-selling Belgian artists of all time. She was born in Etterbeek,Brussels to a Belgian father and a Sicilian mother.She
lived the first part of her childhood in Sicily,in Catania;speaking Italian as her
first language. She moved to Quebec in 1991 and since 1995,she has held Canadian citizenship
alongside her Belgian citizenship.In 2003,she returned to Brussels to be close to her
parents in Belgium and lived in 2015 in Walloon Brabant province in Belgium just
outside Brussels. In the second half of 2017,she returned permanently to Montreal,Quebec,to be with
her family. During the 1990s on the Canadian (Quebec) charts she had four (4) #1 singles.
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8) Born on Monday,January 9,1967 in Johannesburg,is a South African-born American
singer-songwriter,musician and actor,best known as the lead vocalist,songwriter and
guitarist for a very popular band.He has also won 2 Grammy Awards:one in 1997 for
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and one in 2004 for Best Male Rock
Vocal Performance.

9) Also born on Monday,January 9,1967 but in Denver,Colorado,USA is a politician
and a businessman who served as the 62nd Governor of Kentucky from 2015-2019.He was
the third Republican elected Governor of Kentucky since World War II,after Ernie
Fletcher and Louie Nunn.

10) Born on Thursday,January 9,1913 in Yorba Linda,California,USA (Died:April 22,1994
in New York City) was the 37th President of the United States,serving from 1969
until 1974,when he resigned from office,the only U.S. president to do so.

Richard Nixon

11) Born on Wednesday,January 9,1935 in New Rochelle,New York,USA (Died:September 2,2005
in Winston-Salem,North Carolina,USA) was an American comedic actor.He is known for
having portrayed Gilligan on the television series "Gilligan's Island" and the
beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the 1959-1963 sitcom "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis".

12) Born on Thursday,January 9,1975 in Warren,Michigan,USA is the ex-wife of a
singer who had five number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 with one of
them spending 12 weeks at the summit.

13) Born on Tuesday,January 9,1934 in Montgomery,Alabama,USA (Died:May 26,2019 in
Birmingham,Alabama,USA) was a professional American football quarterback and coach.
He was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft,
where he played for them until 1971.He was the only quarterback in NFL history to
lead a team to three consecutive league championships (1965-1967).He led his team
to victories in the first two Super Bowls: I and II.As the Packers' head coach,he
was less successful,compiling a 52-76-3 (.408) record from 1975 through 1983.

14) Born on Friday,January 9,1987 in Fontana,California,USA is a model.She
graduated from high school with straight A's.She paid for her car by working a
series of jobs as a waitress and also worked her way through college while
attending a Montessori school.She has an associates degree in liberal arts.Her best
friend Natalie suggest to her that she send some test photos to "Playboy." She was
chosen to be the Playmate of the Month in the September,2009 issue of the famous
men's magazine despite the fact that she had no previous professional modeling
experience.She has appeared as herself on a few episodes of the reality TV series
"The Girls Next Door.".

Kimberly Phillips

15) Born on Saturday,January 9,1982 in Chicago is a model.She began acting in grade
school plays at age eight and took voice lessons for six years.
She graced the cover of the national sewing magazine "The Sew News" at age eleven.
Moreover,she not only played varsity soccer in high school,but also was a gymnast
and accomplished kickboxer in her teen years.She was the Playmate of the Month in
the May,2003 issue of "Playboy." She has a part in the indie thriller "Hiters" and
made a guest appearance on an episode of the hit TV series "CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation." She won an Award for Excellence-Best Actress at the 2005 Japanese
Adult Broadcasting Awards for "Playmate Profile," which was televised on the
Japanese satellite TV broadcaster Sky PerfecTV! on their Playboy channel.She lives
in both California and New York City..

Laurie Jo Fetter
16) Born on Saturday,January 9,1921 in Budapest,Kingdom of Hungary is a retired
Hungarian-Israeli Olympic and world champion artistic gymnast and coach.She is the
oldest living Olympic champion and medalist,reaching her 100th birthday January 9,2021.
While representing Hungary at the Summer Olympics,she won 10 Olympic medals including
five gold medals,three silver medals and two bronze medals and is considered to be
one of the most successful Jewish Olympic athletes of all time.She holds more Olympic
medals than any other individual with Israeli citizenship and more Olympic medals
than any other Jew,except Mark Spitz.She was the most successful athlete at the 1956
Summer Olympics.In 1957,she immigrated to Israel,where she lived before returning to
Hungary in 2015.
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17) Born on Monday,January 9,1984 in Reading,United Kingdom is the Duchess of
Cambridge,a member of the British royal family.Her husband,Prince William,Duke of
Cambridge,is second in line to become king of the United Kingdom.


Catherine Elizabeth Middleton

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